Business & Practice

U.S. Soccer Waited Too Long to Flag Pay Argument, Players Say

April 20, 2020, 9:20 PM

It’s too late in the game to allow U.S. Soccer to argue that is isn’t on the hook for work performed overseas, the U.S. Women’s National Team argued to a federal judge in California.

The players are demanding $67 million from the U.S. Soccer Federation and claim they’re paid substantially less than the Men’s National Team because of their sex, in violation of the Equal Pay Act. A trial is set for June.

The Equal Pay Act does have a carveout for work performed in foreign countries, but U.S. Soccer should have raised that exemption when it first responded...

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